Eight charged in var­i­ous drug en­force­ment cases

Mar­i­juana grow­ing, dis­tri­bu­tion al­leged

The Calvert Recorder - - News - By DANDAN ZOU dzou@somd­news.com Twit­ter: @CalRecDANDAN

Over the sum­mer, the Calvert sher­iff’s of­fice’s drug en­force­ment unit made sev­eral ar­rests fol­low­ing house searches and road surveil­lance that re­sulted in eight peo­ple be­ing crim­i­nally charged, six of whom were in­dicted by a grand jury in re­cent months.

Two men and a woman from North Beach were in­dicted in Au­gust on drug-re­lated charges af­ter po­lice al­legedly found eight mar­i­juana plants, equip­ment used to grow in- door mar­i­juana plants, 206 grams of mar­i­juana, mar­i­juana wax and drug para­pher­na­lia dur­ing a May 24 search at a house in the 3000 block of Sev­enth Street, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease from the sher­iff’s of­fice sent last week.

Stephen Joseph Whit­lock, 68, was in­dicted for al­leged man­u­fac­tur­ing a con­trolled danger­ous sub­stance while Jes­sica Dawn Pando, 44, and Brian Stephen Whit­lock, 48, were in­dicted for re­ported dis­tri­bu­tion. Plea hear­ings for the three are set for Oct. 22 in cir­cuit court.

Also in North Beach, deputies re­port­edly saw a handto-hand trans­ac­tion dur­ing surveil­lance July 18. In a traf­fic stop on one of the cars in­volved in the trans­ac­tion, po­lice al­legedly found a small amount of co­caine and sev­eral items of drug para­pher­na­lia. Po­lice said Marvin An­drew Wil­lard, 30, of North Beach was the per­son who sold Subox­one to some­one dur­ing the trans­ac­tion that was ob­served by the drug en­force­ment unit. Wil­lard was charged with dis­tribut­ing drugs while an­other oc­cu­pant of the car, Ni­cholas Pres­son Kaine, 39, of North Beach, was charged with drug pos­ses­sion.

Wil­lard has been held in a Hager­stown prison with­out bond since Aug. 22. A plea hear­ing for him is set for Oct. 22 in cir­cuit court. Kaine was re­leased on re­cog­ni­zance July 18, and a hear­ing for him is sched­uled for Nov. 26 in dis­trict court.

In an April 27 search, po­lice re­port­edly found al­pra­zo­lam, Xanax and mar­i­juana, all con­trolled sub­stances, at a house in the 1400 block of Knight Av­enue in Dunkirk. Brian Patrick Bayne, 34, of Dunkirk was in­dicted by a grand jury in Au­gust for al­leged pos­ses­sion of drugs with in­tent to dis­trib­ute, ac­cord­ing to the sher­iff’s of­fice.

In a June 29 search, deputies al­legedly found 122 grams of mar­i­juana and drug para­pher­na­lia in a house in the 400 block of Chest­nut Drive in Lusby. Lyn­don Daniel Flora Jr., 34, of Lusby was in­dicted in Au­gust for pos­ses­sion of drugs with in­tent to dis­trib­ute. Flora posted bond in Septem­ber, and a con­fer­ence sta­tus hear­ing is set for Oct. 26.

In an Aug. 15 search, po­lice found 82 grams of mar­i­juana and drug para­pher­na­lia in a house in the 600 block of White Rock Road in Lusby. Jaquan Mar­quis Devon Wills, 20, of Lusby was in­dicted in Septem­ber for pos­ses­sion of drugs with in­tent to dis­trib­ute.

Wills pleaded guilty to the drug dis­tri­bu­tion charge last week and will be sen­tenced on this charge and charges from other cases, in­clud­ing a first-de­gree as­sault, Oct. 11.

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